Saturday, February 28, 2009

NOLA Stations - Music

Here are some of the stations that I like...

Lagniappe Broadcast Network
A network of independent Internet Radio stations dedicated to providing quality music in multiple genres and formats.

WWNO 89.9 FM
Your source for NPR News and Great Classical Music. The University of New Orleans' radio station.

WWOZ 90.7 FM
Dedicated to bringing New Orleans music to the universe! Expect lots of Jazz and Blues.

WTUL 91.5 FM
Tulane University's radio station. Expect a wide variety from Punk to Jazz.

WLMG 101.9 FM
Continuous Soft Rock.

...more to come...

Bunny Burnstein

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I Heard It on the Radio...ONLINE!

Radio Locator
Provides "links to over 10,000 radio station web pages and over 2500 audio streams from radio stations in the U.S. and around the world." Find radio stations by call letters or dial numbers. Find online streaming radio by genre...or even by country!

Radio Tower
Another site that allows you to search by genre, country, or language.

Online Radio Stations
Free Internet radio and online music.

Live365 Internet Radio
Find stations that play the music you want!

Open up this Pandora's box of music.

Next installment, you'll get to see some of the local stations that I listen to online.

Bunny Burnstein

Sunday, February 22, 2009

81st Annual Academy Awards

Tonight is the big night for many stars out there. Oscar Night!

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
This is the real site for the Oscars...the Academy. Check out information about the history of the awards. And don't miss the online exhibits!
This is the place to go to follow this year's Oscars. Check out the red carpet, learn about the nominees. There is also a place to "play along" and pick who YOU think is going to win--live!

The Official Academy Awards Database
This is a great site for anyone interested in past nominees/winners. You can search by different categories, by year. Browse nominees...or just look at the winners. This is a database near and dear to my heart!

Whether you watch it to see who wins or to find out who is wearing whom, enjoy the show!

Bunny Burnstein

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Self-Defense Training

The number one problem I seem to have when faced with options for self-defense/martial arts is...which one do I choose? What exactly is the difference between Karate and Kung Fu? Which one best suits my goals/needs? Well, here are some sites that will explain the different types of martial arts to you.

Types of Martial Arts

This site gives you a quick overview of the different types of martial arts. It also has a directory to find martial arts schools in your state. The directory does not include ALL of the schools in your area, though.

Starting Martial Arts
This site lists the different types of martial arts by ethnicity. Some of them include links to more information about that particular form of martial art. Martial Arts
This site, as most sites, offers a variety of information on the topic of martial arts. I particularly enjoyed the articles "What are the Martial Arts Styles?" and "What is the Best Type of Martial Arts?"

Bunny Burnstein

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Best Defense is Good Self-Defense

America's Most Wanted Safety Center
Whether you are being physically attacked or financially scammed, this site has videos and tips for how to defend yourself in a variety of situations. Including tips like these.

National Crime Prevention Council
Remember McGruff, the dog who takes a bite out of crime? This is his site. The site offers statistics on crime, as well as tips for preventing different types of crime. My favorite sites are dedicated to personal safety and preventing violence.

Women's Self-Defense Center
This site offers tips on how to deal with everything from rape and stalking to purse-snatching and car-jacking.

Here are two articles that delve into how to handle an attacker.

Self-Defense Tactics
at SafetyCentral.

5 Quick Self-Defense Tactics That Can Save Your Life by Ryan J. Macdonald
(View other articles by Mr. Macdonald here.)

Always remember, a weapon you carry is a weapon that can be used against you. This blog neither condones nor condemns the carrying of such items. Just remember...don't carry anything on you that you aren't willing to use.

Articles are great, but taking self-defense or martial arts classes is better. Stay tuned for the next installment, where I will point you to some sites that can help you find the martial arts class for you.

Bunny Burnstein

Friday, February 13, 2009

American Heart Month

This month is American Heart Month. Here are some great sites that can help you learn more about heart disease, as well as how to take care of this vital organ.

American Heart Association

The best place to go for information on taking care of your heart.

AHA Journals
Journals put out by the American Heart Association.

Delicious Decisions
Wonderful heart-healthy meal ideas!

Just Move
Get more active for a healthier heart!

And remember these signs of a heart attack...

• Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.

• Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.

• Shortness of breath. This feeling often comes along with chest discomfort. But it can occur before the chest discomfort.

• Other signs include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.

Bunny Burnstein

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Oxford African American Studies Center

February is National Black History Month. In honor of our first black president, the Oxford African American Studies Center is celebrating with free access to the public!

The Oxford African American Studies Center is a subscription database that "combines the authority of carefully edited reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture." This database will be available from February 1st to March 1st.


Username: barackobama
Password: president

Bunny Burnstein

Information posted in the Federal Documents @ Earl K. Long Library blog on Monday, February 2nd.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Use Your Mouse to Help the World

Need a little break at work? Take some time to relax while doing some good!

Free Rice

Play a vocabulary game and help end world hunger! For every answer you get right, 10 grains of rice are donated through the UN World Food Program to help end hunger.

Click to Give

Click to Give Food

Click to Give Free Mammograms

Click to Give Free Child Healthcare

Click to Give Free Books

Click to Protect Endangered Habitat

Click to Give Free Food and Care to Animals

Bunny Burnstein

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Desk Pains

Many of us spend our days sitting at a desk. Don’t fall victim to the physical ailments that can happen when you’re just going through the (repetitive) motions.

Safe Computing Tips

This is a great site to get you started on a new and healthier way of working at a computer. This site does not just offer Carpal Tunnel (and other) exercises; it also offers information about how different disorders are caused (and how to correct them).

eMedTV – Carpal Tunnel Exercises

This site offers health information…including some useful Carpal Tunnel exercises.

Desktop Yoga

Need a stretch during the day? Can’t make it to a yoga class? This site offers easy yoga movements to keep you aligned during your workday.

Bunny Burnstein

Sunday, February 1, 2009

February Blog Spotlight: The Kept-Up Academic Librarian

Helping Academic Librarians "Keep Up" With News and Developments In Higher Education.

This blog, created by Steven Bell, is one of the ones I check every day. This, of course, caused me to put it in my February Spotlight. The Kept-Up Academic Librarian is a blog that focuses on issues in academia, including issues in academic libraries. Entries include news blurbs about what different universities and university libraries are doing, often providing links to full news stories.

The Kept-Up Academic Librarian is a great resource for academic librarians. If you want to know what is going on in the world of academic librarianship, this is the blog to read.

Bunny Burnstein